DIY/Lo-Fi

New Video: "Howl" (Live) - Needle Points

Marinate in the deep psych-surf groove of previously unreleased “Howl” from Needle Points' performance on April 29, 2016 at Bourbon & Branch. The band’s debut full-length is slated for a summer release. This raunchy space-boogie ditty suggests that the Scott McMicken-produced record should be one that’s on your radar.

   

Keep NYC insane! Guerilla Toss, PC Worship and Palberta play Palisades on 06.04

We believe the health of a musical scene can be measured by the amount of bands that are completely out of their mind, and also by the amount of music fans interested in attending their shows. In this regard, there's a quality gig at Palisades in about a month (Saturday June 4th) that shines a bright, although rather psychotic, light on NYC, involving two local bands that sound nothing short of irrational (Palberta - pictured - and Guerilla Toss) and one coming across as "seriously disturbed" (PC Worship). Taking inspiration from subversive movements like No Wave and early Post Punk, without sounding simply amateurish (that's the hard part!), these groups represent NYC's current sound of "uncompromise" - and the sparkle that keeps the Rock'n'Roll flame alive in this problematic and increasingly art-hostile city.

   

New Music Video: "Wedding Singer" - Modern Baseball

Below is a new music video for Modern Baseball's track "Wedding Singer," which is the latest single from the group's forthcoming album Holy Ghost. In it, the lovable quartet is the house band inside the brain of the video's protagonist, who is having a shitty day until he hooks up with pink-wigged cutie driving a hearse. Things get a little Twilight Zone-y, but the romance eventually blossoms. Holy Ghost comes out on May 13 via Run For Cover Records, and the band will be doing a special in-store performance at Long in the Tooth on Thursday, May 12.

   

Lady Parts Go Deeper at KFN May 5

The trio known as Lady Parts hits the upstairs of Kung Fu Necktie this evening. The band dishes out melodic, cut-down-to-the-core rock, implementing smooth vocal harmony and combating that with moments of snarl. Lyrically-twisting, simple-on-the-surface images that entrench themselves with a deeper resonance, it's heartfelt, attitude-smeared rock that you’ll subconsciously replay throughout the day. The twang-infused, alt-country tunes of Betty Iron Thumbs and the jolting noise-punk of Kevin help to complete this billing, which also includes the debut performance of local three-piece Cool Eagle. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $6, 21+ - Michael Colavita

   

Beauty School

Beauty School released a new single, "Pushover" b/w "Teenage Dominoes", this week. Both tracks are lo-fi, garage-pop gems centered around strong female vocals and harmonies.